GSIC programme unveiled

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On Monday 1 November 2010, the Global Sports Industry Congress (GSIC) in London will explore a range of issues facing this rapidly evolving sector. Delegates will hear how key market players are bidding for major events, embracing new media, securing financing during the downturn, managing risk in new markets, leveraging sport tourism, maximising sustainability and tackling the demands of infrastructure development.

A high profile line–up of speakers from around the world will include: •Dmitry Chernyshenko, CEO, Sochi Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (2014)•Faruk Nafiz Ö€zak, State Minister for Youth and Sport of the Republic of Turkey•Sir Craig Reedie CBE, Member of the Executive Board, International Olympic Committee (IOC); Member of the Board, London 2012 Organising Committee•Sergei Fursenko, President, Russian Football Union•Peter Tallberg, Member, IOC•Patrick Baumann, Member, IOC; Secretary General of FIBA (International Basketball Federation) •Barry Maister, Member, IOC; Secretary General, New Zealand Olympic Committee•Jeanine Pires, President, Embratur (Brazilian Tourism Board)•Ben Gallop, Head of Interactive and Formula 1, BBC Sport•Colin Grannell, Executive Vice President, Partnership Marketing, Visa Europe•Heather Hancock, Lead Partner, London 2012, Deloitte •Jon Tibbs, CEO, JTA; Chairman, UKTI Sports Sector Advisory Group•Paul Gauger, Global Leader, 2012 Games Media, VisitBritain•Daniel Ritterband, Director of Marketing, Office of the Mayor of London•Duncan Mackay, Publisher and Editor, insidethegames. biz and insideworldfootball. bizPaul Deighton, CEO of The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) will be speaking at the dinner that is set to follow the Congress, as he did in 2009, where he gave an inspiring address about his team's work behind the scenes in the run–up to London 2012. Major themes during the day will include the opportunities and challenges associated with 'Emerging Sport Nations, ' the vision and the mechanics behind preparations for London 2012, and the future direction of world football, on the eve of FIFA's historic decision this December on who will host the World Cup in 2018 and 2022. A powerful networking opportunity, the Congress will bring together a cross–section of all the major interest groups in the sport industry, including athletes, games organisers, sport ministries, national federations, municipalities, corporate sponsors, sports administrators, professional service providers, contractors, suppliers, journalists and other opinion formers, for a broad discussion of the business of sport. For more details on the latest programme or to learn more about the highly successful inaugural Global Sports Industry Congress last autumn, please contact us directly on +44 (0) 20 7183 2560 or at info@eventica. co. uk. More details on the Congress can be viewed at: http://www. eventica. co. uk/? p=2059ContactJonti SmallPR and Media Director The Global Sports Industry CongressT: +44 (0) 207 183 2560 F: +44 (0) 207 183 2561js@eventica. co. uk

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